'Riverdale': Evelyn Evernever believed to be a witch thanks to 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'
The upcoming 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is set in Greendale, a place close to Riverdale, only separated by the Sweetwater River where Jason Blossom was murdered
The 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' premieres on Netflix October 26, that is only in a few hours, while we still have not been able to digest the supernatural elements that took place in The CW's 'Riverdale' Wednesday night. Evelyn Evernever, the new girl in town, creeps Betty Cooper out of her wits and, to be honest, she is a scary girl present wherever there's a seizure scenario, be it Betty's or Ethel Muggs'.
At the end of episode 2 titled 'Fortune and Men's Eyes,' when Ethel was having her seizures, we saw Evelyn looking at Ethel as if practicing telekinesis. In episode 3, ' As Above, So Below,' she returns as an even creepier character who is apparently helping Ethel with her seizures and trying to get her off the medication.
As the daughter of the Farm's cult leader, Edgar Evernever, and given the supernatural things we have already witnessed in 'Riverdale' Season 3, starting right from its premiere, where we saw Polly Cooper's twins Juniper and Dagwood hanging up in the air above a burning furnace, fans began speculating if Evelyn is a witch in Riverdale.
The premise of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' constitutes witches from Greendale and we know that Greendale and Riverdale belong to the same Archie Comics universe with Sweetwater River dividing the two, so we won't be surprised if there's a secret witch storyline in 'Riverdale.' As we learn in the 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' Greendale's witchhunt story was not as popularized as the Salem witchhunt story, because the witches did not want to be exposed from their covens. So, speculations on Evelyn being a witch is very much feasible.
Some fan theories have gone so far-fetched as to suggest Evelyn might be trying to body swap with Betty as the casting call for Evelyn’s character described her as a major recurring star who’s “eager to befriend Betty, and is surprisingly insightful for her age.” It also added in the description, “a girl who is physically reminiscent of Betty.” Besides, she should look “otherworldly, seemingly omnipresent, and a bit odd...may be hiding dark secrets about herself.”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the showrunner for both the dark comic series 'Riverdale' and 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and while the crossover between the two shows has been highly anticipated, not much has been said except for the affirmation that Aguirre-Sacasa actually is a fan of crossovers. We also hear a passing reference of these two places in the two separate shows. So, if the crossover is likely and the tone of supernatural elements has sunk in, let us not rule out that Evelyn Evernever is a witch.